Britain's Prince Philip attends church

AP News
Posted: Jan 01, 2012 6:54 AM
Britain's Prince Philip attends church

Britain's Prince Philip has joined the rest of the royal family to attend their traditional New Year's Day church service.

Queen Elizabeth II's 90-year-old husband was admitted to the hospital just before Christmas with chest pains and underwent a successful coronary stent procedure.

He missed the Royal Family's traditional Boxing Day shooting party on Monday at the queen's private Sandringham estate in Norfolk, an event he usually leads, but appeared cheerful as he arrived at Sandringham church Sunday morning. The queen arrived by car, but Philip walked the 400 meters (yards) from the house to the church.

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Around 300 members of the public gathered outside the church to wish the royal family well.